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The UHN Emergency Medicine Research Program supports multiple innovative and collaborative projects across a diverse group of research themes including clinical emergency medicine, addiction medicine and health equity, education, global health, health service delivery, injury prevention, palliative care, and quality assurance. This site serves as a resource for UHN Emergency Medicine staff and trainees participating in research activities. Here you will find regular research updates including news and events, recent presentations and publications, funding opportunities, and important information for UHN Researchers.



Director of Research, Clinical Researcher TGRI

Emergency Medicine

University Health Network

Dr. Bryan is the Director of Research in Emergency Medicine and co-director of the STAR-EM (Summer Training and Research in Emergency Medicine) Program at UHN. She is an emergency physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of Operations of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM), a founding member of the University Health Network emergency department sickle cell working group and the founding Chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Antiracism and Anticolonialism Committee. Her work is focused on equity in emergency medicine and is at the intersection of global health with antiracism and anticolonialism.


Research Coordinator
Emergency Medicine
University Health Network

Konika Nirmalanathan is the Research Coordinator at UHN Emergency Medicine. She completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (B.Kin) and her Masters of Science degree at the Rehabilitation Science Institute, both at the University of Toronto, with a focus on fall prevention and safety using assistive devices. Her research interests lie in understanding barriers to activities (particularly in specific populations), biomechanics and balance recovery, and policy/standard development.

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